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Kookapeli

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It's not worth putting a 5mW laser in a host what you need is THIS

and go for the second one down on the left since you have a driver or opt for the one with a driver and contact DTR on here for an appropriate host/Heatsink

*EDIT* Ignore EVERYTHING you heard from Kipkay ;)
 
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Ariakon

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Well, more like it stinks. Spent 30$ trying to get this equip, turns out the one valuable part is nearly worthless.

The PL series modules? Are those the ones you're talking about?

I'm sorry, I'm such a total noob at this, I just wanted to get into this because it seemed like something useful to put my electronics tech training into. XD
 

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It was the M140 diode since you have the 1W driver :) I'd suggest to read all of the stickies so you have a better understanding on how build lasers etc there is a lot of information out there to be read :)
 

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Ooooooh, it's on the last page, that's why I didn't see it! Okay!

Yeah, I'll go ahead and start reading the stickies in the tutorial section...probably a good idea. So that's one part down. Need the heatsink/host and the laser module...okay.
 

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Like I said, just have a look at the links I gave you and decide from there, they'll be able to advise more as they have the hosts on hand and can tell if your parts will fit.

Happy Reading ;)
 

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Alright then, thank you!

So if it's a 1W driver, will it work with that laser? or will that laser just sap the life out of that driver? Just curious.
 
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Pi R Squared

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Hello Ariakon, that driver can work with an M140 but wont fit just any host especially something small like a C6. The M140 can be powered with up to a 1.8A driver but 1.A to 1.5A is ok especially if using a smaller host. Here is a link to the diodes: https://sites.google.com/site/dtrlpf/home/diodes/445-m140-didoes and here is one more place you can buy hosts or complete kits: Survival Laser USA Home I also suggest reading some more build threads and watch some more videos too on how to build a laser, it doesn't take long to get an understanding of the basics. Best of luck.

Alan
 




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